Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped covers that fit over the front of your teeth
to change their shape, size, or color. Lumineers are a one-of-a-kind type
of veneer designed for easy application to change the appearance of your
smile while preserving as much natural tooth enamel as possible. If you’re
interested in receiving Lumineers, your cosmetic dentist serving Sanford
at Sanford Dental Excellence is ready to help you get started.
Reasons Patients Choose Lumineers
Dentists have been working with Lumineers for over 30 years. These unique
veneers offer easy application, long-lasting benefits, and can even be
removed at any time without affecting your smile.
- The major reason dental patients choose Lumineers is that these veneers
require little to no preparation before they are applied. Opting for Lumineers
means avoiding the need to remove tooth enamel or receive a local anesthetic
during the application process.
- Because Lumineers don’t require your dentist to remove any tooth
enamel before application, they can be removed at any time without affecting
the look of your teeth.
- Lumineers are an excellent alternative to braces for many patients. Your
Lumineers can be used to correct the appearance of your teeth so they
will appear straight without the need to undergo orthodontic treatment.
- Because Lumineers are so thin, they tend to mimic the natural look of tooth
enamel better than thicker veneers. Although Lumineers are thin, they
are durable—clinical testing has proven that Lumineers can last
20 years or more with proper care.
Caring for Your Lumineers
Maintaining your Lumineers means maintaining your smile. Keep in mind
that receiving Lumineers won’t replace the need for regular oral
hygiene or biannual visits to your dentist.
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride
toothpaste, and floss at least once a day. Cleaning your teeth daily will
prevent stains from affecting your Lumineers and keep your gums and natural
tooth surfaces healthy.
- If you play sports regularly, talk to your dentist about sports mouthguards.
A mouthguard will protect your Lumineers and your teeth from damage during
activities. Additionally, if you tend to clench or grind your teeth at
night, a night mouthguard can prevent chipping your teeth or wearing down
your Lumineers over time.
- Avoid chewing foods like ice, popcorn kernels, or hard candy. Never chew
fingernails, pencils, pens, or any other non-food items, and don’t
use your teeth to hold objects or open packaging.
At Sanford Dental Excellence, we are committed to helping our patients
enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile. You can find out more about Lumineers
near Sanford and the other cosmetic dentistry services we offer by calling